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Happy International Day of Deafblindness

In Canada and around the world, today is being celebrated as the International Day of Deafblindness. Today also marks what would have been Helen Keller’s 140th birthday. Camp Bowen has a long tradition of participants attending who are Deafblind. Local Vancouver education trail-blazer Charles (Charlie) Crane, who attended in the 1960’s, and Vancouver Island’s Got […]

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Featured Friday: Johnny Tiger addressing the 2014 CFB Convention on Self

In May of 2014, Camp Bowen played host to the 2014 convention of the Canadian Federation of the Blind (CFB). At the convention, Johnny Tai, a life coach, counsellor, and martial artist who has been involved over the years with our summer camps, addressed the convention on the topic of self. His talk was captured […]

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Camp Bowen 2020 Cancellation Notice Due to COVID-19

Dear Camp Bowen Campers and Families, Hopefully this letter finds you all well during these strange and challenging times. We’re thinking of you all and hope you are healthy and doing well. Camp Bowen is so special to our campers, families, and volunteers. We know that it is highly anticipated each year with great enthusiasm. […]

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Nexwlélexwm, The Squamish Name for Bowen Island

June 21, 2020 is National Indigenous Peoples Day this year. We at Camp Bowen acknowledge that we operate on Nexwlélexwm, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Squamish Nation. This video, courtesy of Squamish Nation Councillor and language teacher Khelsilem, will show you how to pronounce Nexwlélexwm, the Squamish name for Bowen Island. On June […]

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Calling All Blind, Low Vision, and Deafblind Writers in Canada, A Fun Writing Challenge

Do you like to write poems, stories, or flash fiction? If so, we want to hear from you. You do not need to be a resident of Bowen Island or a member of the organization to participate. The Camp Bowen Society and the Bowen Island Accessibility Group are seeking story, poetry, and/or flash fiction submissions […]

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Calling All Bowen Island Writers, A Fun Community Writing Challenge

Do you like to write poems, stories, or flash fiction? If so, we want to hear from you. You do not need to be blind or have a disability to participate. The Camp Bowen Society and the Bowen Island Accessibility Group are seeking story, poetry, and/or flash fiction submissions for a writing challenge. Submissions are […]

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Calling All Writers: A Story and Poetry Challenge for All Ages

Do you like to write poems or short stories? If so, we want to hear from you. The Camp Bowen Society and the Bowen Island Accessibility Group are seeking short story or poetry submissions for a writing challenge. Submissions are open in four community categories: Blind, low vision, or Deafblind children and youth ages 3 […]

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Corona Virus (COVID19) Update From the Bowen Island Accessibility Group and Camp Bowen Society for Thursday, March 19, 2020

Dear Bowen Island Community, Please note: The simplest way to help with COVID19 responses from home is by letting anyone not on social media who you think may benefit know about our services and the services other on-island organizations are doing. Many folks are not connected online and will miss out on important updates. Please […]

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Corona Virus (COVID19) Update From BIAG for Tuesday, March 17, 2020

This will be a two-part update, one part for prospective volunteers and one for residents with disabilities and those with compromised immune systems. Firstly, the Bowen Island Accessibility Group (BIAG), an initiative of the Camp Bowen Society to bring islanders together to create a more inclusive and accessible Bowen, is seeking volunteers during these troubled […]

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Connecting People with Phone and Online Grocery Options

We are compiling a list of online and phone grocery delivery options. If you know of someone who could benefit from this information but who may not have access to the internet, please share it with them. Together we can minimize the impact COVID19 will have.

If we are missing a service in your area or if you are able to help us research stores in your area, please get in touch.

We will update this list as more information becomes available.

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